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Leather Alliance's Mr. SF Leather 2019 & SF Bootblack contests

Leather Alliance's Mr. SF Leather 2019 & SF Bootblack contests

By Race Bannon

One of the annual projects of the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance is producing the Leather Alliance Weekend, which took place February 28 through March 3. The weekend included the San Francisco Bootblack and Mr. San Francisco Leather 2019 contest.

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By David-Elijah Nahmod | March 15, 2019

Blow Buddies, a private gay sex club that's operated in South of Market since 1988, could be in danger of closure. The owner is trying to sell the building, which is located at 933 Harrison Street.

By Race Bannon | February 27, 2019

Why is it difficult for some to find erotic connections? I've talked to a lot of kinksters about this and a discussion point comes up repeatedly; the role online life has in finding play partners.


By Race Bannon | February 27, 2019

Whether it's a dance party, a demo, or a social meet & greet, there's always a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters. Leather Alliance Weekend promises a slew of fun kink and leather events.

By Race Bannon | February 13, 2019

One of the biggest annual local gatherings for leatherwomen took place this past Saturday, the Ms. San Francisco Leather contest at SOMArts Cultural Center.


By Race Bannon | January 31, 2019

Leather communities have had a longstanding practice of passing down leathers, gear and treasured objects to others as a way of letting a valued possession experience new life with a new caretaker.

By Race Bannon | January 16, 2019

Far too frequently, the leather communities tend to honor and revere tops and doms in a way they do not always bottoms and subs. I've increasingly seen this play out in the non-kinky gay men's world as well.


By Race Bannon | December 19, 2018

Tumblr announced that their platform would no longer allow adult content. Close on the heels of that announcement, Facebook appears to be following through on much tighter restrictions on sexual content. What does that mean for kink communities?

By Race Bannon | December 5, 2018

What has been impressed on me on World AIDS Day is that we should each of us grab on to life hard and live it as fully, beautifully and vibrantly as we can. For kinksters, that means taking full advantage of the many opportunities we have.


By Race Bannon | November 20, 2018

One of the many attractions to San Francisco when I moved here in 1994 was how readily it embraced older gay men. I was always pleasantly surprised at how well older gay men were integrated into the larger LGBTQ whole, especially in the leather scene.

By Race Bannon | November 7, 2018

We're a month past National Coming Out Day, but the issue of coming out is something that anyone within the LGBTQ communities struggles with 365 days a year.


By Race Bannon | October 24, 2018

Because I think technology will continue to have a rather sweeping impact on our sexualities, I was glad to see the San Francisco Leathermen's Discussion Group hosting a presentation by nationally renowned leatherman Brian "Bolt" Donner.

By Race Bannon | August 22, 2018

Every vibrant culture has its literature. The kink world is no different. While a smattering of kink erotica has existed for a long time, it's only during the relatively recent past that a plethora of quality kink-themed books for the popular market.


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